Handheld synthesis.

Tiny synths are everywhere right now, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for innovation, as proved by this instrument hacked together with old Nintendo DS parts.

Otem Rellik’s Mr. Touchy is a polyphonic synth and drum machine in one, created with two screens from the handheld console and 3D-printed parts.

The synth has been programmed using the open-source Teensy platform, and the code is freely available at GitHub, with the files to print your own Mr. Touchy parts at Thingiverse.

Mr. Touchy isn’t the first synth that Rellik has made using Teensy. Last year, he created a polyphonic synth with a more traditional button and knob interface. [via Ask.Audio]

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